Foundation Learning

Foundation learning, and our 14 to 16 provision, prepares young people to progress onto land-based vocational pathways or other suitable progression routes such as employment, apprenticeships, other vocational study or supported internships.

Students receive high levels of individually-focused support and will develop their personal, social and employability skills. As part of studying with us, students will undertake a range of class-based and practical hands-on activities, introducing them to the various areas of the land-based industry.

Additionally, we help students to develop their functional skills in English, Maths and personal development.

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Did you know?

We have two farms and two zoos across our London campuses.

Foundation Learning should enable more young people to achieve greater economic and social well-being.

More than 80% of our Foundation Learning students stay at Capel Manor College and progress onto one of our vocational pathways.


Our Foundation Learning offering is available at our Crystal Palace Park, Enfield, Gunnersbury Park and Mottingham campuses.

All campuses are home to the College’s animal collections, enabling students to learn about a variety of animal species first-hand.

Students at our Crystal Palace Park and Gunnersbury Park campuses, benefit from being situated within beautiful parks, whilst students at our Enfield Campus have access to our 30-acre estate which includes 60 picturesque gardens. Our Mottingham Campus also boasts picturesque grounds and gardens.

The College has an excellent pastoral team and is well-engaged in supporting our young people in their transition from school into further education. Anne, Transition Manager - Glebe School